Aware undertakes to create a society where people affected by stress, depression, bipolar and mood disorders are understood, supported, free from stigma, and are encouraged to access appropriate therapies.

The three pillars of Aware’s work are information, education and support. The organisation provides a range of services including group meetings offering support and information, a telephone and email support service, and a number of programmes based on principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Educating and empowering people to look after their mental health is also an integral part of Aware’s work. Interactive talks and workshops in schools (for students aged 15-18) as well as education and training programmes for the workplace are delivered nationwide.

Aware believes that recovery from depression is possible.

Life Skills - Programmes to help you deal with life's challenges

Life Skills is a group of programmes from Aware that are based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is a therapy that focuses on thinking and behaviour and has been shown to be an effective treatment for mild to moderate depression, stress and/or anxiety.

Life Skills is offered by Aware in two formats:

1. In a group setting in a select number of locations nationwide, and
2. Online

Aware will open registration again on October 10th at 4pm for Life Skills Group programmes due to commence in November 2016.

The next Life Skills Online programme will be open for registration on Monday, October 24th at 4pm. 

Find out more info about Life Skills at http://www.aware.ie/life-skills